SALES VALUE OF WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE RECORDED RM115.9 BILLION
IN DECEMBER 2019
A total of RM115.9 billion was recorded by sales of Wholesale & Retail Trade in December 2019, an increase of RM6.6 billion or 6.0 per cent as compared to the same month a year ago. The growth was attributed to Retail Trade which increased RM3.1 billion (+7.0%). Similarly, Wholesale Trade and Motor Vehicles rose RM2.9 billion (+5.5%) and RM0.5 billion (+4.5%) respectively.
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade posted a growth of 6.0 per cent to reach 134.7 points as compared to the same month of the previous year. The key contributor for this growth was Retail Trade with 7.0 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased 0.02 per cent as against a month ago.
For performance across sub-sector, Retail Trade led the other sub-sectors with year-on-year growth of 7.0 per cent. Within the same period, Wholesale Trade expanded 5.5 per cent, while Motor Vehicles rose 4.5 per cent.
The growth of 6.0 per cent (year-on-year) in the volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade was driven by Retail Trade (7.0%). This was followed by Wholesale Trade (5.4%) and Motor Vehicles (4.4%).
Wholesale Trade generated sales value of RM55.7 billion in December 2019, increased RM2.9 billion (5.5%) as against the corresponding month of the previous year. The expansion was supported by Other Specialised Wholesale (6.9%), Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (6.5%), Wholesale of Household Goods (6.3%) and Non-specialised Wholesale Trade (5.5%). For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector increased 4.5 per cent.
Volume index of Wholesale Trade expanded 5.4 per cent to 131.4 points in December 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Wholesale of Household Goods recorded the highest growth of 7.3 per cent. This was followed by Other Specialised Wholesale (7.1%) and Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (5.8%). For monthly comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index of this sub-sector edged up 0.2 per cent.
Sales of Retail Trade registered an annual growth of 7.0 per cent as compared to December 2018. The expansion was fueled by Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (9.2%), Retail Sale Via Stalls & Markets ( 8.9%), Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (8.8%), Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores (8.6%), Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (8.5%) and Retail Sale of Cultural & Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (7.0%).
Within the same period, volume index of Retail Trade rose 7.0 per cent to 149.6 points in December 2019. Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel recorded a growth of 9.0 per cent. This was followed by Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets which registered 8.9 per cent and Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores of 8.6 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased 0.5 per cent as against November 2019.
Sales value of Motor Vehicles went up 4.5 per cent as against the corresponding period of the previous year. The increment was supported by Sale, Maintenance & Repair of Motorcycles (4.8%) and Sales of Motor Vehicles (4.7%). Compared to November 2019, sales value decreased 1.7 per cent.
As for volume index, it rose 4.4 per cent to 102.8 points compared to a year ago. The rise was propelled by Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts & Accessories and Sales of Motor Vehicles which recorded 4.9 per cent respectively in December 2019. For monthly comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index decreased 3.0 per cent.
The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, December 2019 can be downloaded from eStatistik portal.
Data for December 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the performance of January 2020.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
10 February 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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